United Church of Christ

Faith leaders rally on Capitol Hill to save health care

A day before the expected vote March 23 by lawmakers on a bill to overhaul the health care system, faith leaders rallied the public in a march on Capitol Hill, delivering copies of sacred texts to the offices of House Speaker Paul Ryan — sharing the stories of how Christ, the Great Physician, healed the sick and the poor.


A young refugee, OGHS ambassador, opens eyes and touches hearts as a voice for others

A young refugee from Africa, and an ambassador for the United Church of Christ's One Great Hour of Sharing, Esther Ngemba is speaking out as often as she can about the plight of refugees.


Two UCC churches named ‘Cool Congregations’ for creation care projects

When the United Church of Christ's Strategic Implementation Task Force surveyed 4,000 church members recently to find out which issues matter most to the denomination as a whole, climate change came out on top.


For three UCC leaders, a rare glimpse inside Gaza

A rare opportunity to visit with mission partners in this isolated territory in the Middle East, where hope and faith persist.


General Synod service projects to focus on people, environment, animals

Delegates and visitors of General Synod 2017 in Baltimore have the opportunity to go out into the community to perform acts of service in the areas of people, the environment and animals, and share that life-changing experience with their local faith communities when they return home.


Commentary: Glimpsing a Future without Barriers

On a visit to Bethlehem a couple years ago I had the pleasure of hearing a performance by the Palestine Youth Orchestra.


Expand your worldview with General Synod workshops

Visualize the Gospel through sculpture, see the scriptures come to life in pictures, learn more about Cuba and find ways to coach your way through conflict -- all possible with a one-hour workshop at General Synod in Baltimore.


UCC leaders champion 'resilient' refugees, celebrate blocked travel ban

The UCC continues to stand with immigrants and refugees, work on behalf of the refugees U.S. resettlement groups have promised to protect, and assist those partners here and abroad in resettlement efforts.


New Hampshire UCC seeks to support Syrian refugees through races

Tucked away in the southeast corner of New Hampshire, Community Church of Durham has been putting its shoulders behind the effort to help Syrian refugees who've come to the United States for safety. The United Church of Christ congregation is ramping up efforts ahead of the UCC's One Great Hour of Sharing mission offering, looking to raise money that supports local athletes at home — while supporting a critical humanitarian cause abroad.


UCC Board selects new chair and vice-chair, sets Synod resolutions

To guide the board for the next two years, the board selected Frank Bolden to serve as the incoming chair, and the Rev. Alice Hunt as the incoming vice-chair.